Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses (Hardcover)
The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses
Simon & Schuster, 9781451654981, 329pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2013
Praise For Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses…
“A tasty, sharp, wonderfully unusual book. I enjoyed it like a jar of perfect dill pickles: when the mood strikes, nothing else will satisfy.”
“If really, we’re all sitting in the undertaker’s waiting-room, then Rest in Pieces is the perfect easy read, preparation for the moment when the nurse steps out of the shadows and quietly calls your name.”
“The world is awash with legendary body parts, from Einstein’s brain to Napoleon’s most intimate organ, and this wildly entertaining account proves that the fate of the grisly relics tells us a huge amount about history—and ourselves.”
“Deliciously morbid and delightfully macabre, Rest in Pieces is required reading for those of us who intend, one day, to die.”
"[A] historically beguiling, stranger-than-fiction compendium, which unearths the surprising fates of famous corpses, from Beethoven's to Eva Peron's."
“Marvelously macabre. . . . A fascinating foray into the way of all flesh.”